Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh
Climate and Geography
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is situated in central Vietnam, 500 kilometers south of Hanoi, in the Quang Binh Province.
The Park’s western frontier partly forms the Laos-Vietnamese border, which is just 42 kilometers from the sea. The park is located in the districts of Bo Trach and Minh Hoa and has the coordinates 170 20′-170 48′ N and 1050 46-1060 24′ E.
Highlight of Phong Nha- Ke Bang
1. Rivers and Streams
The charming Son and Chay Rivers (the two longest underground rivers in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang) flow softly through the reed and green bamboo rows on both sides. The two rivers shaped the majority of the caves here. The Son River runs through the mouth of the Phong Nha canyon, which is the only point where it rises after about 20 kilometers.
2. Limestone Mountains
The Park also has a slew of mighty limestone mountains that tower over 1,000 meters in height. Any of the most notable peaks are the 1,128-meter-high Co Rilata Peak and the 1,213-meter-high Co Preu Peak.
Non-karst topographic area accounts for a small amount, mostly in the outer circle of limestone in the park’s north, northeast, and southeast. With the deep divisions, the height of these summits ranges from 500 to 1000 m. Tourists are attracted to the grandeur and beauty of the limestone mountain ranges found only in Phong Nha-Ke Bang.
3. Flora and Fauna
The primary jungles of Ke Bang have been home to 98 families, 256 genera, and 381 vertebrate animals, many of which are described in the Vietnam and World Red Books. If you are brave enough, you will go further into the jungles to see these colorful unusual creatures, such as the Gecko, Macaque, and so on. Observing them closely and explicitly is both exciting and intriguing!
Furthermore, for those who love plants, the tropical jungles have a multitude of tropical trees, brush, bush on limestone rocks and soil mounts, sindora trees, rattan and bamboo woodland, and the nation’s largest Calocedrus rupestris.
Phong Nha Cave
Every cave holds its own enigmatic and miraculous mysteries of the everlasting dark Caves, attracting and entrancing visitors to come and explore for themselves!
You will not be able to return while you are seated on your boat down the Son River into the Tunnel, listening to the wind whistling as if in a Cathedral! The stalactites and stalagmites become more illusory when you progress further into the canyon, when they shine as bright light is shone on them.